Twitter Profile Picture Depicts One’s Personality: Study


New Delhi: Micro-blogging site Twitter is quiet popular in today’s world. Twitter, which was one of the ten most-visited websites in 2013, has been described as ‘the SMS of the Internet’. But now, the profile picture you use on the social networking site also depicts your personality, a new study says.

According to a research from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, the profile pictures of agreeable people are most likely to be colourful and will feature the person laughing, playing with others or smiling.

The research was conducted using an assessment software and analysed using the profile pictures of 66,000 Twitter users. They sorted the respondents into five personality categories mainly- neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, extroversion and openness to experience, the Telegraph reports.